Hydro Utility Relocation at Forest Hill Station

octobre 7, 2016


What is the Crosstown?

Metrolinx is building the Eglinton Crosstown, Toronto’s new 19-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line that will run along Eglinton Avenue with a central 10 km underground section. The Crosstown will connect Mount Dennis in the west to Kennedy Road in the east, and the new service will be up to 60% faster than the bus service today. With 25 stations and stops and connections to 3 TTC subway stations, 54 local bus routes, 3 GO Transit lines and the UP Express, the Crosstown will improve travel times and change the way we move through the heart of the city. 

Hydro Utility Relocation at Forest Hill Station 


What work is taking place?

Crews will relocate overhead hydro utilities in the vicinity of Bathurst Street and Eglinton Avenue West to prepare for construction of Forest Hill Station.  Existing hydro poles and lines will be removed and relocated to temporary poles.   Temporary service outages will be required to switch service over to the new hydro infrastructure.  Outage details will be communicated separately to those affected.


  •  Beginning in early October for approximately five (5) weeks.
  • This work will take place between the hours of 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion.
  • In the event that overnight work is required, Metrolinx will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout.
  • This work may be rescheduled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Hydro work zone

What to Expect

  • Nearby businesses and residents can expect to hear noise caused by a hydro-vacuum truck, excavator and other construction equipment.
  • Some properties may experience short-term hydro outages during switching operations.
  • Outage details will be communicated to affected businesses and residents separately.
  • The south sidewalk on Eglinton Avenue West will remain closed
  • In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment and material stored within the designated work zones.

Traffic and Pedestrian Details 

  • Short-term lane closures will be in effect along Eglinton Avenue West, Bathurst Street and Peveril Hill North.
  • Temporary sidewalk occupancy may be required.
  • The existing traffic conditions will remain in effect.
  • The pedestrian rerouting on the south side of Eglinton Avenue West will remain in effect.

TTC Details 

  • To accommodate ongoing work at Forest Hill Station, one TTC bus stop on the southeast corner of Eglinton Avenue West and Bathurst Street has been relocated approximately 90 meters to the north. The stop services the following TTC bus route:

7/307 Bathurst North

  • Please look for signage informing passengers of the new temporary stop locations.

 Please Contact Us

For more information about this work, please contact Carlos Hernandez at 416-782-8118 or crosstown@metrolinx.com.


Thank you for your patience as we work to build this important project.

Please support your local businesses during construction.


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